Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant

FOR Non-Construction

Please use the following checklist as a guide in preparing your Pre-Application. Please fill out all necessary form fields and obtain signatures prior to submission. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

We look forward to working with you on this project!

  1. Application Forms

    • Form SF 424, “Pre-application for Federal Assistance”

    • Form SF 424A, “Budget Information – Non-Construction Programs”

    • Form SF 424B, “Assurances – Non-Construction Programs”

  2. Project Narrative

    • Explanation for the project

    • Need for the project

    • Cost breakdown of the project

        • Construction

        • Engineering and Architectural

        • Legal and Administrative

        • Equipment

        • Land and Rights (include number of acres)

        • Interest

        • Other (please specify)

    • Identify any potential human health hazards

  3. Grant D-U-N-S Number. http://www.dnb.com/US/duns_update/index.html

  4. System for Award Management (SAM) https://www.sam.gov

The USDA Strongly recommends that Applicants contact their Area Specialists to assist them in obtaining a DUNS Number and SAM Registration.

  1. Other Credit. Certification from other lenders is required that shows the applicant is unable to obtain other credit at reasonable rates and terms (at least 3 letters required) (See Tab A for example)

  2. Five Years of Financially Audited Statements

  3. Proposed Budget for current Fiscal Year

  4. Applicant’s Feasibility Report (Form 1942-54) (See Tab B)

  5. Notice of Board Action – Resolution of the board or meetings minutes approving to apply for loan/grant for the proposed project

  6. Evidence of Organization and IRS Letter of Tax Exempt Status - For a non-profit corporation, a copy of the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and Certificate of Good Standing. For public bodies, a copy of the Charter. (The Charter should show that it is recorded in the Office of the Secretary of State and local county Register’s Office.)

  7. Contract Certification. “RD Instruction 1940-Q, Exhibit A-1”(See Tab D)

  8. Evidence of Local Support from local officials in your service area (See Tab E)

  9. Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants (See Tab F)

  10. Community Facility Eligibility Certification (See Tab G)

Download the Application Package. Review the instructional documents and sample files.

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